What Happens If You Get Pregnant After A Full Mommy Makeover?
In Tucson, AZ, full mommy makeover plastic surgery continues to grow in popularity every year. Pregnancy and childbirth can put an immense amount of stress on a woman's body so get your pre-baby body back with this personalized surgery to achieve your aesthetic goals. Even if you don't have children, you can reduce certain problem areas or feel better about your body. The best part is that these body contouring procedures can be combined into one operation, making it convenient and cost-effective. Women often ask about the best time to consider a full mommy makeover. Another common question asked is, "Can pregnancy after mommy makeover surgery alter my results?"
What is a full mommy makeover?
Full mommy makeover plastic surgery is a combination of fat-reducing and skin-tightening procedures to help women get back their pre-pregnancy body. Many women who consider surgical help are displeased with an undesirable stomach or deflated breasts after having children. One or more surgeries can be grouped, such as a tummy tuck, breast lift with implants, and liposuction. By combining two or more body contouring procedures into one operation, busy moms can plan for one recovery period. During a consultation, Dr. Rao will discuss and assess your problem areas while going over your medical history. The healthier a candidate is before a full mommy makeover, the smoother the recovery process will be.
What happens during mommy makeover recovery?
Whether you choose one or a combination of body contouring techniques, the recovery timeline varies based on the scope of what procedures you undergo. It is imperative to follow post-op guidelines provided by Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery for your safety and comfort. It may include caring for incision areas and wearing a compression garment for a certain period of time. We also encourage our Tucson, AZ patients to take short walks in the first week to promote healthy blood flow and circulation. Generally, the expected mommy makeover recovery period is a couple of weeks with patients resuming normal activities in about 4 – 6 weeks. At your follow-up appointment, Dr. Rao will be able to clear you for exercise and other strenuous activities when the time is right. Patience is essential, as doing too much too soon can cause unnecessary complications and extend the healing process.
Can I have kids after full mommy makeover surgery?
For women who undergo full mommy makeover plastic surgery, maintaining the results is the primary goal. Losing or gaining a significant amount of weight may alter the results of this life-changing surgery. While most women choose to undergo this cosmetic procedure when they are finished having children, life can happen. Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction will not interfere with a woman's ability to conceive, and breast augmentation rarely affects a patient's ability to breastfeed. However, future pregnancies can impact mommy makeover results. Skin elasticity and breast tissue can change, affecting the breasts' size, shape, and position. Additionally, tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and repairs abdominal muscle damage caused by having children. If any of these issues reoccur with pregnancy after mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Rao would need to perform additional body contouring treatments to reshape or lift breasts and tighten loose abdominal skin.
Choosing to undergo full mommy makeover plastic surgery is a personal choice, but for the best results, Dr. Rao recommends postponing until you are done having children or growing your family. To enjoy the long-term effects of this transformative surgery, women should maintain a healthy, stable weight before and after for the best outcome. If you would like to learn more, contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ.